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A Certification That’s Not the Last Resort

Do you know someone (or are you that someone?) who is on the fence about getting their Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist certification? This article, about how REALTORS® are using the certification to expand their business opportunities, will help...
February 24, 2012

Government Shutdown Averted, NFIP Extended to November 18

by Russell Riggs On Oct. 4, 2011, Congress extended National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) authority as part of a broader stopgap government funding measure, the Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 2608). This latest extension will run through Nov. 18, 2011....
October 14, 2011

Practice What You Preach

Annie Blatz, RSPS, CRB, ABRM CIPS, GREEN Cape Cod,  Massachusetts How many times have you said “This is a great time to buy.  Interest rates are low, inventory is plentiful and prices are lower than they have been in...
August 30, 2011

Changes Sought in FHA Condo Rules

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 By Lew Sichelman Two politically potent housing organizations have called on the Federal Housing Administration to relax its rule regarding condominiums. The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders want the...
June 1, 2011